2016

Snyder Scholarships

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Local high school seniors were recipients of a $4,000 scholarship award from Snyder Associated Companies. Each year, Dave and Mark Snyder, present worthy seniors with the award to aid in their future education endeavors.   Kendra Hale of Kittanning, is a graduate of Armstrong Junior-Senior High School and is attending Penn State University for architectural engineering. She is the daughter of Paul and Jennifer Hale. Taylor A. Relich of Ford City, is a graduate of Armstrong Junior-Senior High School and is attending Duquesne University for pharmacy. She is the daughter of Michael and Melissa Relich. Paul Joseph Ehrenberger of Worthington,…

Allegheny Mineral Quarries Honored for Environmental and Community Excellence

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The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) recently announced the winners of its annual Environmental and Community Relations Excellence Awards. These prestigious awards are presented annually to aggregate producers throughout the United States and Canada, in an effort to recognize operations in the aggregate industry for their pursuit of excellence. Those recognized truly represent the best within the aggregates industry and are applauded for their superior performance as environmental stewards, extraordinary commitment to safety, community involvement and support activities that have enhanced the image of the aggregates industry. The Environmental Excellence Award program was created in 1992 to provide…

Steamfitters Local Union 449

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STEAMFITTERS LOCAL UNION 449

The new trade school by Steamfitters Local 449, a Pittsburgh based union, expects its first classes to start in January of 2017. The state invested $5 million for the Steamfitters facility, claiming it was “essential” in filling the gap with the new manufacturing jobs that will be coming on-line in the region. The 75,000-square-foot facility cost about $18.5 million. The project location was a green field site. The Steamfitters deal with appliance- and industrial-based work, such as heating, refrigeration, air conditioning and process piping. Officials said about 350 students will be enrolled for the first year, although they all will…

Relay for Life Team

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Snyder Associated Companies’ Relay for Life team, Fueled Up, would love to give a great big THANK YOU to everyone who made the 2016 Ford City Relay for Life a success. With just a few months of prep, we had a very fruitful Paint & Sip fundraiser, as well as the annual Relay event. Our overall team goal was to raise $12,000. We exceeded that with a total of $12,582.56, and there are still a few more donations coming in! All of our hard work paid off with this amazing donation made to American Cancer Society. We could not have…

Blessings in a Backpack

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Armstrong School District’s West Hills Elementary recently wrapped up their inaugural Blessings in a Backpack campaign. The program started in the fall with the goal of providing 15 students with food filled bags every Friday. With the help of our employee’s contributions the school was able to serve 44 students. Every dollar given, food item donated, and word shared contributed to a successful program that allowed many children to have a hunger free weekend. We look forward to supporting this program in future years.  

Shaler Area Titan Field

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SHALER AREA TITAN FIELD

The Titan Stadium project totaled more than $3 million and included replacing the running track surface and installing FieldTurf artificial turf on the playing field, as well as installing new lighting. The completed project will allow for more sports teams and community groups to utilize the facility and provide an improved track surface for community and school use. The contracts included: TPK (site construction) in the amount of $1,284,650, Plavchak Construction (electrical construction) in the amount of $398,400 and FieldTurf USA, Inc. (synthetic turf construction) in the amount of $429,314. The site preparation started in June with removal of the…

VA Health Care Center

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VA HEALTH CARE CENTER

Construction on the new $100 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center in Butler County, PA., is now underway. The developer, Cambridge Healthcare Solutions PA LP, was awarded the contract at the end of December 2014 to design, build, and provide facility management for the VA Health Care Center. The estimated project duration is 31 months and is on track to be complete by July 2017. The 20-year lease with Cambridge will allow the VA to stay flexible with its health care service. The VA will lease the center, paying an estimated $8.4 million per year to Cambridge,…

Armstrong Riverhawk Softball Field

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Armstrong Riverhawk Softball Field

The new Armstrong School District High School recently completed a state-of-the-art 15,800 square foot softball field. The project was completed by ProGrass, located in Sharpsburg, PA. The $180,000 field has a life expectancy of 10-12 years. The turf grass system uses two different pile heights and three different infill mixtures to create a more natural softball/baseball field look and playability, without the maintenance required for a grass field. Allegheny Mineral’s Worthington plant provided material for the duration of the project.

DICK’S Sporting Goods – Greenwood Plaza

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DICK'S Sporting Goods

DICK’S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S. based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, opened its relocated store on Saturday, February 6 at Greenwood Plaza in Butler, Pa store was originally located in Butler at Clearview Mall. Enhancements to the new location include expanded Brand Shops, a Women’s Studio Apparel Department, a Soccer Shop, Lacrosse Shop and Baseball Shop. Customers can also experience an improved footwear deck, expanded assortment and enhanced service to meet their needs. Other enhancements such as wider aisles and clearly identifiable destinations for the brands shops will greatly improve customers’ ability to navigate the store and provide an improved checkout…

Polar Bear Plunge

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While many slept off the after-effects of New Year’s Eve, some brave souls began 2016 with a splash – right into the Allegheny River. The snow flurries and high winds did not deter those participating in the first Snyder Polar Plunge. Even the official canceling of the 17th Annual Dianna Ashbaugh Memorial Polar Bear Plunge, due to unsafe river conditions, did not discourage the majority of our team. Since 2000, every New Year’s Day, folks have rallied to take the plunge in the Allegheny River, at the Kittanning Riverfront boat launch. The event is named in honor of Todd Ashbaugh’s…